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Citation 2019. Contemporary Tibetan Short Stories.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  53. PDF  https://bit.ly/2BQdHvf Kindle/mobi link   https://bit.ly/2T7BaSz epub link  https://bit.ly/2Ix1uRV at cost paperback  https://bit.ly/2Gd6ZDv at cost hardback  https://bit.ly/2teUyy8 Contents   Introduction Lauran Hartley 9 God-Door   Tshe dbag rnam rgyal ཚེ་དཔག་རྣམ་རྒྱལ། 23 Cry of the Black Yak   Chos bstan rgyal ཆོས་བསྟན་རྒྱལ། 31   A...
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CITATION Simms, Sao Sanda. 2017. Great Lords of the Sky: Burma's Shan Aristocracy.  Asian Highlands Perspectives   48. Abstract Written from a Tai/Shan perspective, the intricate and often unsettled realities that existed in the Shan States from early times up to the military coup in 1962 are described in a comprehensive overview of the stresses and strains that the Shan princes endured from early periods of monarchs and wars, under British rule and Japanese occupation, and Independence and...
Topics: Peter Simms, AHP 48, Shan Plateau, Burma, Sao Sanda Simms, Sao Sanda Simms, Shan Plateau, early Ava...
Kondro Tsering. 2012. A Zorgay Tibetan Childhood and the Swedish translation by Katrin Goldstein-Kyaga as Min tibetanska barndom i Zorgay.  Asian Highlands Perspectives   17. Abstract This autobiographical work describes the author's life growing up on the northeast Tibetan Plateau, in a farming community in Zorgay (Mdzod dge) County, Rnga ba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. The original English text and a Swedish translation are provided. Contents ACCLAIM...
Topic: Kondro Tsering, Zorgay Tibetan Childhood, Tibetan autobiography, Tibetan childhood. Tibetan...
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C ITATION Nyangchakja (Snying lcags rgyal/ Niangjijia  娘吉加 ). 2016. The  Last Dragon Banquet? Changing Wedding Traditions in an Amdo Tibetan  Community.    Asian Highlands Perspectives   41. Abstract The Last Dragon Banquet? provides details on an Amdo Tibetan community's history, population, education, economy, religion, language, housing, treatment of death, divination, conflict, and clothing. This is followed by a detailed ethnographic study of village weddings focusing on...
Topics: AHP 41, Asian Highlands Perspectives, Amdo Tibetan weddings, oral history Amdo, Tibetan weddings...
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by Aaguqog, Changminjii, Dalaxji, Danjen Dunzhu, Durijinsuu, Huwushijiu, Majii, Maxangfii, Moya Aaga, Niigari, Niruu, Rnqansuu, Sanba, Sangrijinga, Sangshiji Srang, Sanxiujii, Sishiden, Srangxji, Srinsuu, Tayisirang, Warimasuu, Zhualimaaxji, and Zhulimaxji (collected, transcribed, translated, and edited by Jugui [Lu Wanfang 鲁万芳] Limusishiden [Li Dechun 李得春] Ha Mingzong 哈明宗, and CK Stuart)
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Aaguqog, Changminjii, Dalaxji, Danjen Dunzhu, Durijinsuu, Huwushijiu, Majii, Maxangfii, Moya Aaga, Niigari, Niruu, Rnqansuu, Sanba, Sangrijinga, Sangshiji Srang, Sanxiujii, Sishiden, Srangxji, Srinsuu, Tayisirang, Warimasuu, Zhualimaaxji, and Zhulimaxji (collected, transcribed, translated, and edited by Jugui [Lu Wanfang 鲁万芳] Limusishiden [Li Dechun 李得春] Ha Mingzong 哈明宗, and CK Stuart). 2012. Three Treasures: Huzhu Mongghul Folklore.  Asian Highlands Perspectives. This...
Topics: Huzhu Mongghul (Tu), Asian Highlands Perspectives, Monguor, Mangghuer, Monguor folklore, Mongghul...
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Citation 2014. Asian Highlands Perspectives Volume 35. Abstract ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES  Volume 35 Volume 35 of  Asian Highlands Perspectives  features four articles ranging from studies of yurts, camels and marmots, to Sinophone Tibetan author Alai. It also includes three pieces of short fiction by Nima Gyamtsan, Huatse Gyal, and Limusishiden, as well as seven book reviews.
Topics: AHP 35, yurts, camels, marmots, Sinophone author Alai, Tibetan writer Alai, Nima Gyamtsan, Huatse...
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CITATION Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Amy. 2012. Review:  The Complete Works of Zhuang Xueben.  Asian Highlands Perspectives   21:471-476.  ABSTRACT Zhuang Xueben 庄学本, Li Mei 李媚, Wang Huangsheng王璜生, and Zhuang Wenjun 庄文骏 (eds). 2009.  Zhuang xueben quan ji  庄学本全集  [The Complete Works of Zhuang Xueben] , Volumes I and II. Beijing 北京: Zhonghua Shuju 中华书局[Zhonghua Book Company]. 767. Zhuang Xueben's Authored Works, Borderland Photographs List,...
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Libu Lakhi, Tsering Bum, and Charles Kevin Stuart. 2009. China's Namzi Tibetans: Life, Language, and Folklore.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  2A. This remarkable book [in two volumes] is the product of a fruitful collaboration among a native speaker of Namzi, Tibetan and Chinese consultants, and a dedicated group of Westerners resident in China. It affords the reader an intimate glimpse into traditional Namzi life, now well on its way to disappearing along with hundreds of similar minority...
Topics: Namzi, Namuyi life culture, Tibetan life culture, Tibetan language folklore, Sichuan Tibetan life,...
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Charles Kevin Stuart, Gerald Roche, Tshe dbang rdo rje, Timothy Thuston, and Rin chen rdo rje. 2010.  Asian Highlands Perspectives Volume Six . ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES Volume 6 contains articles on: the Brag 'go Wolf Begging Ritual; Local History in Amdo – The Tsong kha Range; A New Investigation of the Geographic Position of the Bailan Capital of the Tuyuhun; Stag rig Tibetan Village – Hair Changing and Marriage; Sustainable Development of Monastic Tourism in Tibetan Areas, and;...
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Karma Dondrub (CK Stusrt, ed). 2013. Tibetan Nomad Childhood.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  26. Karma's life begins on the boundless Tibetan grassland in 1983 in Yushu (Yul shul) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai (Mtsho sgnon) Province. Living in a black yak hair tent, Karma Dondrub begins tending his family's yak calves as soon as he can walk, in a grassland so barren that he is startled upon first seeing a tree at the age of eight. Charlatan livestock-stealing monks, anthrax, death,...
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Balogh, Mátyás. 2018. Review: The Early History of Mongolia.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:398-403. Delgerjargal, P. (П. Дэлгэржаргал) and Z. Batsaihan (З. Батсайхан) (D. Erdenebaatar (Д. Эрдэнэбаатар), ed). 2017. Hünnü (Хүннү) [The Xiongnu]. Ulaanbaatar. 252 pages [238 + 2 (list of images) + 12 (bibliography)], 1 map, 36 images. ISBN 978-99978-58-03-0 (hardback). Delgerjargal, P. (П. Дэлгэржаргал) and S. Ölziibayar (С....
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Citation Sa mtsho skyid and Gerald Roche. 2011. Purity and Fortune in Phug sde Tibetan Village Rituals.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  10:231-284. Abstract Tibetan concepts of gtsang ma (purity) in Phug sde Village (Bla brang Township, Xiahe 夏河 County, Gannan 甘南 Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu 甘肃 Province) are described. The role of purity in manipulating rten 'brel (fortune) during village rituals is explored, showing the centrality of purity in Phug sde Village life.
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Libu Lakhi, Tsering Bum, and Charles Kevin Stuart. 2009. China's na53 mʑi53 Tibetans: Life, Language and Folklore Volume Two.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  2B. This remarkable book is the product of a fruitful collaboration among a native speaker of na53 mʑi53 kha11 tho11, Tibetan and Chinese consultants, and a dedicated group of Westerners resident in China. It affords the reader an intimate glimpse into traditional na53 mʑi53 life, now well on its way to disappearing along with...
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CITATION : Tshes bcu lha mo (CK Stuart, ed). 2013. Mushroom Ghosts, Belligerent Yaks, and Cranberry Cocktails: A Brag 'go Tibetan  Woman's Early Life.   Asian Highlands Perspectives   29. Abstract: shes bcu lha mo, a native of Nor bu khug Village (Brag 'go Township, Brag 'go County Town, Dkar mdzes Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China) writes about her mother, her grandmother, and her great grandmother. She also describes her own childhood, including herding adventures, being attacked by a...
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Peter Knecht. 2018. Constructing Sacred Spae: Establishing Ritual Space For The Initiation or Promotion of A Shaman.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:9-32. Two rituals performed by Mongol shamans of Inner Mongolia, China, in 2003 and 2010 are described. One is an initiation ritual that formally brings a female shaman candidate into contact with her guiding spirit. The ritual makes much use of birth symbolism. The second is a ritual in which an established shaman is promoted to a higher rank...
Topics: Mongol shamans, Monggol shamanism, Daur, Ewenk, Inner Mongolia ritual, Inner Mongolia shamanism,...
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Sun Hóngkai (Mtsho mo skyid and Gerald Roche, translators; Thomas Roche, introduction). 2009. The Ersu Shaba Pictographic Writing System.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  1:159-186.   The Ersu are a Qiangic people living in southern Sìchuan Province. A diminishing number of Ersu religious practitioners known as  shaba employ a pictographic writing system described in Sun Hóngkai's 1982 article that is the subject of this translation. An introduction provides background on Sun Hóngkai and...
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Gerald Roche and CK Stuart (eds). 2015. Mapping the Monguor.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36.   This book focuses on the people officially referred to in China as the Tu and more commonly known in the West as the Monguor. The Tu live mostly in Qinghai and Gansu provinces, on the northeast Tibetan Plateau. The thirteen contributions in this collection shed new light on diversity among the Tu, challenging representations that treat them as a homogenous category. This mapping of cultural...
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Citation Pad ma rhya mtsho. 2011. Is it Karma?  Asian Highlands Perspectives  10:355-365. Abstract Pad ma rgya mtsho (b. 1988) is from Wuzong Village, Darto (Nanduo) Township, Garzi (Ganzi) County, Garzi (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan (Sichuan) Province. He says, “I wrote this story based on what I heard from neighboring village.” Drolma was awakened by a threatening nightmare and couldn’t return to sleep, though the outside was still blanketed in inky darkness. She...
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Phun tshogs dbang rgyal. 2018. My Black Horse and a Sacred Mdzo.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:157-162. Phun tshogs dbang rgyal (b. 1993) from Ska chung (Gaqun) Community, Nyin mtha' (Ningmute) Township, Rma lho (Henan) Mongolian Autonomous County, Rma lho (Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province, China gives an account of his horse and his family's sacred mdzo.
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Citation: Roger Bates and Nicky Harman, 2014. The Lost World of Ladakh – Early Photographic Journeys in the Indian Himalaya 1931 – 1934.   Asian Highlands Perspe ctives . Volume 31. Abstract: A superb collection of 150 black-and-white photographs of 1930s Ladakh, capturing its final days as a hub of trade routes between Tibet and Kashmir, India and Yarkand. These portraits of people, landscapes and Buddhist ceremonies taken by amateur photographer Rupert Wilmot, are notable for their...
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Citation Snying bo rgyal, and R. Solomon Rino. 2008. Deity Men.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  3.   Comments This is a comprehensive and extremely informed study of the changing social context and religious lives of lha pa, 'deity men' or god men,' in Qinghai Province, China. Snying bo rgyal and Rino's account of these Tibetan trance mediums who become possessed by mountain deities succeeds in both honoring the past through a detailed description of their practice while acknowledging the...
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Citation Pad+ma skyabs. 2017. The Buddha Image Eats Rtsam ba. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:162-164. Abstract Many years ago, Uncle Ston pa was so poor that he had nothing of value except a donkey. When spring's lengthening days arrived, he was quickly running out of food. He then asked his rich but miserly neighbor, Stobs rgyal, for some rtsam ba 'barley flour'. As he expected, Stobs rgyal refused. ...
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CITATION Fiskesjö, Magnus. 2013. Review: Naga Identities.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  28:299-304. ABSTRACT Michael Oppitz, Thomas Kaiser, Alban von Stockhausen, and Marion Wettstein (eds). 2008.Naga Identities: Changing Local Cultures in the Northeast of India. Gent: Snoeck Publishers. 464pp, numerous illustrations (400+ photos, drawings, and maps), index, bibliography. ISBN 9789053496794 (hardcover 45USD). This rich volume, with 464 pages packed with information on many aspects of...
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Mark Bender. 2015. Slinking Between Realms: Musk Deer as Prey in Yi Oral Literature.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  37:99-121.  This paper concerns the representation of various species of musk deer in the folk literature and lore of the Yi ethnic group of southwest China. The Yi are one of the largest of China's fifty-five ethnic minority groups, numbering close to seven million. Most Yi live in mountain environments of Yunnan Province, southern Sichuan and western Guizhou provinces, with a...
Topics: Musk Deer, Yi Oral Literature, Southwest China, Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Zhuang
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Citation Gonier, Devin and Rgyal yum sgrol ma. 2012. Pyramid Schemes on the Tibetan Plateau.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  21:113-140.  A BSTRACT The unique features of pyramid schemes and certain underlying causes for their development on the Tibetan Plateau are analyzed. Research was conducted by analyzing 521 surveys, allowing estimation of pyramid scheme activity on the Plateau and an identification of related cultural and social specificities. Firsthand accounts were collected...
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'Brug mo skyid. 2018. Review: The Oath of Bulongde.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:319-332. Liangjiong·Langsa 亮炯·朗萨. 2006. Bulongde shiyan 布隆德誓言 [The Oath of Bulongde]. Beijing 北京: Waiwen chubanshe 外文出版社 [Foreign Language Press]. 375 pp. ISBN 7-119-04529-6 (paperback 36RMB).  Lainchung Nangsa (Stephen F Pomroy and Dong Rui, translators). 2016. The Oath of Polungde. Beijing 北京: Zhongyi chubanshe 中译出版社 [Chinese Translation Publishing House]....
Topics: AHP 51, Liangjiong·Langsa, 'Brug mo skyid, Sino-Tibetan literature, modern Tibetan literature,...
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CITATION Sonam Doomtso (Suolang Dongcuo 索朗东措) (BB Copps and CK Stuart, eds). 2011. A Tibetan Nomad Girl's Changing Worlds.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  19. ABSTRACT Sonam Doomtso (b. 1987) describes her lived experiences and recollections encompassing the first twenty years of her life. These include living on the grassland in Sichuan Province, experiences with relatives and neighbors; attending schools; moving to Lhasa; religious fasting; pilgrimage; encounters with marmot...
Topic: Ethnography, Tibetan Studies, Autobiography, China studies, Lhasa, religious fasting, pilgrimage,...
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Juha Janhunen. 2015. Describing and Transcribing the Phonologies of the Amdo Sprachbund.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  37:122-137.  The Amdo Qinghai region, at the frontier of Tibet and China, comprises languages belonging to three genetic language families (Sino-Tibetan, Turkic, and Mongolic), three typological orientations (Sinitic, Bodic, and Altaic), and approximately 20 separate languages. These languages have undergone profound interaction at all levels of linguistic structure and...
Topics: Amdo Sprachbund, Amdo, Qinghai, Tibet, China, Sino-Tibetan, Turkic, Mongolic, Sinitic, Bodic,...
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CITATION CK Stuart, Tshe dbang rdo rje, Timothy Thurston, and Rin chen rdo rje (eds). 2016 . Asian Highlands Perspectives  40. Abstract Editor's Note Articles Tsering Bum. THE CHANGING ROLES OF TIBETAN MOUNTAIN DEITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: DKAR PO LHA BSHAM IN YUL SHUL Limusishiden (Li Dechun) and Gerald Roche. SOCIALIZING WITH GODS IN THE MONGGHUL BOG RITUAL Jacqueline H Fewes and Abdul Nasir Khan. MANUSCRIPTS, MATERIAL CULTURE, AND EPHEMERA OF THE SILK ROUTE:...
Topics: AHP 40, Asian Highlands Perspectives, Namuyi pha tse, Ladakhi Trade, Amdo Tibetan names, Tibetan...
CITATION Caixiangduojie  才项多杰 , Zhoumaoji  周毛吉 , and Wen Haigui  温海桂  (zhubian  主编 [eds]). Gaoyuan minsu ji yiaoyu yanjiu   高原民俗及教育研究 [Studies of Plateau Folklore and Education]. 2017.   Yazhou gaoyuan shijiao 亚洲高原视角   [ Asian Highlands Perspectives ] 49.  ABSTRACT 本书是《亚洲高原视角 (AHP) 》期刊的首次汉语翻译版,是很多有意者合作的结果,也体现了我们团队合作的力量。书中前言...
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Citation Ludwing, Jonathon Z. 2016. Review: the emperor far away: travels at the edge of China.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:451-454. Abstract Review of: David Eimer. 2014. The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the  Edge of China. New York: Bloomsbury. xiii + 336. Maps, introduction, further reading, acknowledgments, index. ISBN: 978-1-62040-363-1 (hardcover, 28USD).   The Emperor Far Away is the travelogue of David Eimer, who formerly served as the Beijing correspondent for the Sunday...
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Citation Klu mo tshe ring and Gerald Roche. 2011. Childbirth and Childcare in Rdo sbis Tibetan Township.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  10:41-72. Abstract Rdo sbis (Daowei 道 帏) Tibetan Autonomous Township, Xunhua 循 化 Salar Autonomous County, Haidong 海 东 Region, is located in eastern Qinghai 青 海 Province, PR China. Knowledge, beliefs, and behavior associated with childbirth, midwifery, and childcare in Rdo sbis Township Tibetan communities are described, focusing on a single...
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Rin chen rdo rje and Charles Kevin Stuart. 2009. Seating, Money, and Food at An Amdo Village Funeral.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  1:237-294. Seating, food, and money are discussed in the context of funerals held in the Amdo Tibetan village of Lo khog, located in Mar khu thang Town, Gcan tsha County, Rma lho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, PR China. An analysis of these three elements, combined with an intimate personal account of the funeral of the first author's...
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Dzorge Guru (CK Stuart, English ed; Huadan Zaxi (Dpal ldan bkra shis) English-Tibetan translator). 2013. Jahzong: Tibetan Tribal Leader. Asian Highlands Perspective s 25. This novel, in English and Tibetan, is set on the eastern Tibetan Plateau in the era prior to 1949. It traces the life of a young man, Jahzong, from his dramatic childhood, following him in his struggles to unite local warring tribes and bring peace to his people. "An electrifying, revelatory experience. In it, we learn...
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CITATION Dbang 'dis sgrol ma (Wendezhuoma 德卓玛文). 2012. The Ecological Migration Project: The Case of Rtswa chog, Qinghai Province, China.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  18:13-36.   ABSTRACT Continuing grassland degradation in China stresses the importance of effective management strategies. This study focuses on the impact of the Ecological Migration Project (EMP), a large-scale grassland recovery strategy, on the Tibetan herding community of Rtswa chog in Upper Ra shul Township,...
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Abstract AHP's 2013 annual collection contains 5 original research articles, 7 new pieces of fiction, & 20 reviews of recent books.  ARTICLES.   Ian G Baird-Shifting Contexts & Performances: The Brao-Kavet & Their Sacred Mountains in Northeast Cambodia. Dpa' mo skyid-The 'Descent of Blessings': Ecstasy & Revival among the Tibetan Bon Communities of Reb gong. Gerong Pincuo & Henrëtte Daudey-Too Much Loving-kindness to Repay: Funeral Speeches of the Wenquan Pumi. Wang...
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Benedict Copps. 2015. Introduction.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  37:i-ixx.
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Citation Pad ma skyid. 2017. Stuck in a Window. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:158. Abstract One late afternoon, A rig rgad po reached the Jo khang Temple in Lha sa but, finding the temple door locked, he stuck his head through a small window to see the Jo bo image. After gazing at it for some time, he found he couldn't pull his head out, no matter how hard he pulled. A wise man in his group asked, "A rig rgad po, what are you doing?" "I can't get my head back out of this...
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Citation Murphy, Christine. 2016. Review: Tibetan Folktales (World Folklore series).  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:527-533. Abstract Review of: Haiwang Yuan, Awang Kunga, and Bo Li. 2014. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO LLC. 202. ISBN: 9781610694704 (hardcover, 38USD).  Tibetan Folktales brings a welcome addition to the well-respected World Folklore Series, published by Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO LLC. The primary author, Haiwang Yuan, Professor of Library Public Services at...
Topics: Tibetan folktales, Christine Murphy, Haiwang Yuan, Awang Kunga, Bo Li, World Folklore series, Asian...
CITATION Noseworthy, William B. 2012. Review:  Moving Mountains .  Asian Highlands Perspectives  21:461-469.  ABSTRACT Michaud, Jean and Tim Forsyth (eds). 2011.  Moving Mountains: Ethnicity and Livelihood in Highland China, Vietnam, and Laos . xvi+235. Foreword (Terry McGee), illustrations, contributors, index. Toronto: University of British Columbia Press. ISBN: 978-0-7748-1837-7 (hardcover 85USD), (paperback, 37.95USD).  Moving Mountains  stands out among recent discussions of the...
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Citation Dbang rgyal don grub དབང་རྒྱལ་དོན་གྲུབ། and Tshe ring rdo rje ཚེ་རིང་རྡོ་རྗེ། 2018. The Magician.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  50. Abstract  Dbang rgyal don grub and Tshe ring rdo rje present what may be the first play/script written in English by Tibetans in China. The focus is on "the deeply rooted dependence many Tibetans have on religion and religious figures, some of whom are frauds and use religion as a...
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Fernanda Pirie. 2009. The Horse with Two Saddles: Tamxhwe in Modern Golok.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  1:213-235. Thirty-three examples of oral sayings, mainly from the Golok area, used in conflict mediation are presented and discussed in terms of their usage by mediators and how they reflect Tibetan values and life.    
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'brug mo skyid. 2010. Stag rig Tibetan Village: Hair Changing and Marriage. Asian Highlands Perspectives 6:151-217.   Marriage in Stag rig Village, Shar lung Township, Khri ka County, Mtsho lho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon Province, China is described in the context of the hair dressing ritual, rules of exclusion and inclusion, the process of marriage (spouse selection, free choice marriage, arranged marriage), engagement, drinking contract liquor, bride wealth discussion,...
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Citation Tshe dbang rdo rje. 2017. The Landlord Kills a Pig. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:219. Abstract   After Uncle Ston pa tricked his landlord into cutting down the dbung sdong tree, he was assigned difficult tasks. For a week, the landlord asked Uncle Ston pa to feed a pig and clean its pigsty. Uncle Ston pa got very upset with such work and devised an ingenious plan to get rid of the pig. One afternoon while feeding the pig, Uncle Ston pa noticed the landlord riding his strong...
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G.yu lha. 2012. Warming Your Hands with Moonlight: Lavrung Tibetan Oral Traditions and Culture.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  13. Lavrung is a little studied Qiangic language spoken by a small group of Tibetans in Rangtang County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. This work provides the first monographic introduction to Lavrung Tibetans and their language and culture, focusing on the use of trilingual (Lavrung, Chinese, and Tibetan) figurative speech in...
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Citation Yin Dalong. 2013.  Living and Dying at the Feet of the Snowy Mountains a Contemporary Childhood in Rural Hunan, China = Xuefengshan jiaoxia de sheng yu si : Yige Hunan nongcun shaonian de tongnian . Asian Highlands Perspectives 22.. Abstract Children in contemporary rural China have experienced an unprecedented moment; amid radical economic and social transformations that have sent their parents to urban centers to earn cash income, children have been left behind to live with older...
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CITATION Articles, Memories and Experiences, Interviews, and a Profile. 2017. Asian Highlands Perspectives 44. CONTENTS The Dong World The Tibetan A rig Tribe in Rma lho Mongolian Autonomous County Development of Daohua Teaching in the Trenches - What One Can Do in Amdo Bilingual Education in Amdo - A Case Study of Khri ka Nationalities Boarding School A Mongghul Evil Expelling Whip The Vitality of Khams Tibetan Varieties in Weixi County Two Traditional Stau Stories Two Mangghuer Stories Little...
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Citation Anne Henochowicz. 2010. Zui hou de chuanshuo: elunchun zu wenhua yanjiu.  Asian Highlands Perspectives 6:303-306. Abstract Wu Yazhi. 2006.  Zui hou de chanshou: elunchun zu wenhua yanjiu [The Final Legend: Research on Oroqen Culture] . Beijing: Zhongyang minzu daxue chubanse [Central Nationalities University Press]. 244pp. Wu Yazhi, Director of Preservation at the Central Nationalities University Museum in Beijing, presents an encyclopedic work her native ethnic group that fills a...
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Bianca Horrleman. 2015. A Bibliographic Note and Table on Mid-19th to Mid-20th Century Western Travelogues and Research Reports on Gansu and Qinghai.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  37:37-78. Starting from the late nineteenth century, northwest China, Eastern Turkestan (modern Xinjiang), and eastern Tibet became increasingly attractive destinations for foreign travelers and explorers. There was a veritable 'run' on the region, which was deemed one of the last blank spots on world maps. In...
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Citation Fisher, James F. 2016. Review: At home in the world: Globalization and the peace corps in Nepal.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:431-433. Abstract James F Fisher. 2013. At Home in the World: Globalization and the Peace Corps in Nepal. Bangkok, Thailand: Orchid Press - Bibliotheca Himalayica. +218pp, 21 b&w illustrations, endnotes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-9745241572 (paperback, 25USD).  It is something of a truism - if not a cliché - that cross-cultural encounters of...
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Citation Peter Gokey and Abe Powell. 2018. A Brief Sociol-Linguistic Survey of Zhouqu Tibetan.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:66-78. Archive This paper presents a brief sketch of the socio-linguistic situation of Zhouqu Tibetan, a unique Tibetic variety spoken in Gansu Province, China. The authors used participatory methods to investigate questions of language vitality, domains of language use, language attitudes, and dialectal variation. The results show that: (1) Zhouqu Tibetan is used...
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Citation Phun tshogs dbang rgyal and Qi Huimin. 2017. The Tibetan A rig Tribe in Rma lho (Henan) Mongolian Autonomous County: Place, History, Ritual. Parties, and Song.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  44:72-121. Abstract Place, local history, ritual, parties, and songs (including three with musical notation) are described for an area in Rma lho (Henan) Mongolian Autonomous County, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province, PR China that is home to the Tibetan Gtsang a rig Tribe. Rapid change from a...
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2012. Asian Highlands Perspectives 21.  ARTICLES A Space for the Possible : Globalization and English Language Learning for Tibetan Students in China by Rebecca Clothey and Elena McKinlay An A mdo Tibetan Pastoralists' Family Lo sar in Stong skor Village  by Timothy Thurston and Tsering Samdrup Hail Prevention Rituals and Ritual Practitioners in Northeast A mdo Rdo rje don grub Pyramid Schemes on the Tibetan Plateau Devin Gonier and Rgyal yum sgrol ma Tibetans and Muslims in Northwest China :...
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CITATION Rka phug Rdo rje don grub and CK Stuart. 2014. Farmers, Fugitives, Ghosts, and Exploding Grasshoppers: Everyday Life in Horse Race Village, a Tibetan Community on the Yellow River. Asian Highlands Perspectives 33.  Abstract Rta rgyugs (Dajiu tan) is a natural farming village that is part of Rka phug (Gabu) Administrative Village, northwest of Khams ra (Kanbula) Town, Gcan tsha (Jianzha) County, Rma lho (Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province, PR China....
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Valère Rondelez and Xénia de Heering. 2015. A Faithful Servant, Samt'andjimba (1816-1900).  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36:116-138, 301-332. Samt'andjimba 1(1816?-1900) was a Mangghuer (Tu). Originally a Tibetan Buddhist monk, he converted to Christianity, and spent much of his life in the company of Christian missionaries. The Lazarists, Gabet and Huc, who traveled across Mongolia, Western China, and Tibet made him famous. This biographical article provides details of Samt'andjimba's...
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Lhamodrolma. 2018. Review: Tribal Stories Remembered.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:313-318.  Xiuyan 秀雁. 2009. Yuanqu de buzu wuyu 远去的部族物语 [Tribal Stories Remembered]. Lanzhou 兰州: Gansu minzu chubanshe 甘肃民族出版社 [Gansu Nationalities Press]. 186 pp. ISBN 978-7-5421-1587-4 (paperback 48RMB).  The author Xiuyan, also known as Aqiong (A Qiong, A mchong, b. 1965), is from Zhiduo ('Bri stod) County, Yushu (Yul shul) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai...
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CITATION Wang Shiyong. 2013. Towards a Localized Development Approach in Tibetan Areas of China.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  28:129-154. A BSTRACT Since initiating far-reaching economic reforms in the late 1970s, China has experienced significant economic change and growth. However, Tibetans face many challenges such as growing inequality between rural and urban areas, poor education, and marginalization in the market place. These problems are analyzed and a localized development approach...
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原文发表于 Christina Kilby Robinson。 2017。 尼度普斯基(Nietupski)。对《拉卜楞寺》一书的评。 亚洲高原视角(AHP)期刊 49:6-9 摘要    尼度普斯基(Nietupski)最近的专著,是关于现位于甘肃省南部 的藏传佛教拉卜楞寺及其周边社区的深入研究。通过引用中国政 府档案、藏传佛教寺院记载、美国传教士游记,以及数百余次的...
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CITATION Pad+ma dbang chen. 2012. QQ Destiny. Asian Highlands Perspectives 21:427-434.  ABSTRACT I heard this story when I was a student in Xi'an City. I added to it, using pieces of other stories I have heard, and my imagination.  A gentle breeze blew across everyone's face, creating a feeling of pleasure. Sunshine brought the earth to life in the same way a clanging bell jars sleepers awake. Birds flitted in a cloudless blue sky announcing spring's immanent arrival.  It was the second...
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Citation Duan, Lei. 2016. Review: War finance and Logistics in late imperial China.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:473-478. Abstract Review of: Ulrich Theobald. 2013. War Finance and Logistics in Late Imperial China: A Study of the Second Jinchuan Campaign (1771-1776). Leiden: Brill. xiv + 268. 9 illus. 9 tabs. ISBN 978- 90-04-25310-0 (hardcover 134USD). The tremendous territorial expansion and establishment of direct rule in peripheral areas were two major characteristics of Qing...
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Citation Beltramini, Enrico. 2016. Review: Healing Traditions of the Northwestern Himalayas and Being Human in a Buddhist World.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:519-525. Abstract Reviews of:  Pankaj Gupta, Vijay Kumar Sharma, and Sushma Sharma. 2014. Healing Traditions of the Northwestern Himalayas. New Delhi: Springer. xxii + 149. Three figures, fourteen tables, preface, appendix, index. Volume 15, SpringlerBrief in Environmental Science. ISBN: 978-8132219248 (hardcover, 51.99EURO). ...
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CITATION Hayes, Jack. 2013. Review: Origins and Migrations in the Extended Eastern Himalaya. Asian Highlands Perspectives 28:397-403. ABSTRACT Toni Huber and Stuart Blackburn (eds). 2012. Origins and Migrations in the Extended Eastern Himalayas. Leiden: Brill. Volume 16 in Brill'sTibetan Studies Library, Volume 4 in the Tribal Cultures in the Eastern Himalayas. viii+336pp, illustrations, maps, tables, notes, bibliographies, index. ISBN 9789004226913 (hardback 136USD/99€). This...
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CITATION Chaudhry, Faisal. 2013. Review: Islam and Tibet. Asian Highlands Perspectives 28:343-347. ABSTRACT Anna Akasoy, Charles Burnett, and Ronit Yoeli- Tlalim (eds). 2011. Islam and Tibet: Interactions Along the Musk Routes. Surrey: Burlington, VT: Ashgate. xiv+391pp, color photographs, index. ISBN 9780754669562 (hardcover 70£). This important volume brings together eighteen chapters that originated as contributions to a 2006 conference at the Warburg Institute in London. Despite the highly...
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Stobs stag lha (CK Stuart, Gerald Roche, Elena Mckinlay, and Timothy Thurston, eds). 2013. A Multi-ethnic Village in Northeast Tibet: History, Ritual, and Daily Life in Chu cha. Asian Highlands Perspectives 24. Multi-ethnic Chu cha Village in Mchod rten thang Township, Dpa' ris Tibetan Autonomous County, Gansu Province, China is described in terms of location; population; clothing; language; religion; history; and personal, family, and community rituals. Photographs provide additional...
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Citation Tshe dbang rdo rje. 2017. Tricking the Landlord's Daughter. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:224-225. Abstract   After tricking the landlord's wife, Uncle Ston pa was given even more difficult tasks to do. One day, the landlord and his wife had to go to other villages to invite their best friends and relatives for their daughter's skra ston 'hair changing ritual'  that would be held in a week. They called Uncle Ston pa to their daughter's room and told her to keep an eye on...
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Citation Murphy, Christine. 2016. Review: The unbearable dreamworld of Champa the driver.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:515-518. Abstract Review of: (University of California, Santa Barbara)  Chan Koonchung. 2014. The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver. London: Transworld Publishers Ltd., 192 pages. ISBN: 978-0857522078 (paperback, 16.95 USD).  Chan Koonchung's second novel, The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver, like his first, The Fat Years (Chen and Duke 2011), is...
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Citation Litong Chen. 2017. Development of Daohua: Social contexts of a Chinese-Tibetan Creole.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  44:122-140. Abstract: Daohua is a recently-discovered Chinese-Tibetan creole spoken in Yajiang County, Sichuan Province, China. While its lexicon is predominantly Chinese, its grammar is basically Tibetan. This study investigates the social contexts of the development of Daohua in the past three centuries, which is divided into two stages. The watershed is the early...
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Citation Limisishiden. 2017. A Mongghul Evil Expelling Whip.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  44:245-255. Abstract A whip used in exorcisms that was kept in a Mongghul (Tu) home in Huzhu Mongghul (Tu) Autonomous County, Qinghai Province, PR China in 2016 is described, including how it was made, the whip's creation during the time of a lunar eclipse, and the role of the whip in exorcisms. Four types of whip are described.
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Xu Duoduo. 2018. The Five-Color Theme In Dongba Scriptures.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:33-65. I compared the two translated versions of The Advent of Dragons collected during fieldwork with a Ruke Dongba priest and found many inconsistencies in the same scripture and even within single verses. These inconsistencies may derive from oral composition mechanisms, for example, the aim to adapt the content to metric patterns. These complexities are mainly attested in verses related to the...
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Citation Gerald Roche, Nag tshang grub rgyal, and Mtsho mo skyid. 2009. Tibetan Life and Tibetological Discourse: Differences and Recommendations.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  1:313-329. Abstract  Heider's method of auto-ethnography is used to examine differences between everyday life as perceived by Tibetans and the Western Tibetological discourse that seeks to represent it. The significance of these differences is further discussed by examining the failure of critical discourse to impact...
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Tshe dpag rnam rgyal. 2009. Story: God-Door.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  1:373–382. Traditional Moon Village lies near the sparkling Galaxy River, isolated from noisy bustling cities. Even the two ancient conifer trees standing by the river seem to have kept their youth, isolated from the damaging influences of the outside world. People respect the trees as a god, a sacred door for the village.
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Citation Bkra shis dpal 'bar. 2011. Rgyas bzang Tibetan Tribe Hunting Lore.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  10:285-315. Abstract The Yul shul (Yushu) Rgyas bzang Tribe historically possessed a rich hunting tradition. Wildlife was hunted for food and other animal products. By 2007, hunting culture had diminished due to improvements in living conditions, wildlife protection laws, greater state control of wildlife product skin market and gun ownership, animal diseases, and the absence of such...
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Citation Snying dkar skyid. 2011. Bear and Rabbit (II).  Asian Highlands Perspectives  10:375-382.  Abstract Once there was a mother bear with a cute cub. Their neighbors were a mother rabbit and her baby. Every day the two mothers went out to dig their main food, which was gro ma . They left their babies at home to play together when they were away. 
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Citation Rdo rje bkra shis, Rta mgrin bkra shis, and CK Stuart. 2012. An A mdo Tibetan Family's Income and Expenses in 2011.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  21:257-283. A BSTRACT A single A mdo Tibetan family in Brag dmar nang Village, Dkar brjid Township, Khri ka County, Mtsho lho (Hainan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province, China is studied in terms of their expenses and income in 2011. The village has a Tibetan population of 254 residents (forty-nine households).
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CITATION Weiner, Benno. 2014. Review: Monastic and Lay Traditions of North-Eastern Tibet.  Asian Highlands Perspectives 35:237-242.   ABSTRACT Review ofYangdon Dhondup, Ulrich Pagel, and Geoffrey Samuel (eds). 2013. Monastic and Lay Traditions of North-Eastern Tibet. Leiden and Boston: Brill. viii. +244. Four Maps, fifteenillustrations, preface, index. Volume 33, Brill's Tibetan Studies Library. ISBN: 9789004255692 (hardcover, 112.50USD).   Monastic and Lay Traditions in North-Eastern Tibet,...
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